Physical Education Position Statements & Guidance Documents

Appropriate and Inappropriate Practices Related to Fitness Testing New!

SHAPE America's Position: Fitness testing is a valuable part of fitness education when integrated appropriately into a comprehensive physical education curriculum, and students’ fitness scores should not be used to grade students or to evaluate physical education teachers.

Dodgeball Is Not an Appropriate Physical Education Activity New!
Providing Community-Based PE Services For Students With Disabilities in Special Education Transition Programs New!
Standards-Based Student Progress Report New!
The Essential Components of Physical Education
Physical Education Program Checklist
Physical Education Is an Academic Subject

SHAPE America's Position: It is SHAPE America’s position that physical education is an academic subject.

Instructional Framework for Fitness Education in Physical Education
Opportunity to Learn Guidelines
CDC Executive Summary of BMI Measurement in Schools
Appropriate Instructional Practice Guidelines, K-12:A Side-by-Side Comparison
Top 10 Reasons for Quality Physical Education
CDC - Assessing Your Weight
Cooper Institute FITNESSGRAM Reference Guide